For ages now, I've known the Muhle R41 as dangerous beast, only approached by the most veteran wet shavers. Boy was I wrong. After getting bloodied by a particular premium stainless razor one too many times, I thought I could do no worse by trying the R41. In comparison to the stainless, whose manufacturer I won't name, the R41 is a pussycat. Even got the 2011 version. With so much blade feel, it's easy to keep from applying too much pressure. With mild razors, I overshave certain spots trying to get BBS. With the R41, this just isn't necessary. Not only do my shaves feel closer, they look closer too. People notice. Every den should have one.